Marvin Bergsneider M.D.


Professor In-Residence 
Department of Neurosurgery

310-794-2147 fax


  • MD, University of Arizona Medical Center, 1987
  • Internship, UCLA School of Medicine, 1987-88
  • Residency, UCLA School of Medicine, 1988-94

Awards and Positions

  • Best Doctor in America, 2011-2012
  • Director, UCLA Adult Hydrocephalus Center
  • Co-director, UCLA Benign Skullbase and Pituitary Tumor Program
  • Co-director, UCLA Neuroendoscopy Program
  • Faculty, Brain Injury Research Center

Research Interests

  • brain tumors
  • meningiomas
  • pituitary tumors

Marvin Bergsneider, MD heads numerous program centers dedicated to the treatment head- and brain-injured patients. His work with the Brain Injury Research Center is specifically channeled toward PET imaging of head-injured patients.


Recent Papers

  1. Wu H.M., Huang S.C., Vespa P., Hovda D.A., Bergsneider M. “Redefining the pericontusional penumbra following traumatic brain injury: evidence of deteriorating metabolic derangements based on positron emission tomography.” J Neurotrauma. 2013 Mar 1;30(5):352-60.
  2. Hamilton R.B., Baldwin K., Vespa P., Bergsneider M., Hu X. “Subpeak regional analysis of intracranial pressure waveform morphology based on cerebrospinal fluid hydrodynamics in the cerebral aqueduct and prepontine cistern.” Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012;2012:3935-8.
  3. Thompson C.F., Wang M.B., Kim B.J., Bergsneider M., Suh J.D. “Incidence and management of epistaxis after endoscopic skull base surgery.” ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec. 2012;74(6):315-9. Epub 2012 Dec 20.
  4. Asgari S., Gonzalez N., Subudhi A.W., Hamilton R., Vespa P., Bergsneider M., Roach R.C., Hu X. “Continuous detection of cerebral vasodilatation and vasoconstriction using intracranial pulse morphological template matching.” PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e50792. Epub 2012 Nov 30.
  5. Kim S., Hamilton R., Pineles S., Bergsneider M., Hu X. “Noninvasive intracranial hypertension detection utilizing semisupervised learning.” IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2013 Apr;60(4):1126-33. Epub 2012 Nov 15.
  6. Hu X., Gonzalez N., Bergsneider M. “Steady-state indicators of the intracranial pressure dynamic system using geodesic distance of the ICP pulse waveform.” Physiol Meas. 2012 Dec;33(12):2017-31. Epub 2012 Nov 15.
  7. Hamiton R., Baldwin K., Fuller J., Vespa P., Hu X., Bergsneider M. “Intracranial pressure pulse waveform correlates with aqueductal cerebrospinal fluid stroke volume.” J Appl Physiol. 2012 Nov;113(10):1560-6. Epub 2012 Sep 20.
  8. Moin T., Bergsneider M., Vespa P., Heaney A.P. “Pituitary function in patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus before and after neurosurgical correction.” J Clin ENdocrinol Metab. 2012 Oct;97(10):3545-9. Epub 2012 Sep 20.
  9. Scalzo F., Bergsneider M., Vespa P.M., Martin N.A., Hu X. “Intracranial pressure signal morphology: real-time tracking.” IEEE Pulse. 2012 Mar;3(2):49-52.
  10. Hu X., Hamilton R., Baldwin K., Vespa P.M., Bergsneider M. “Automated extraction of decision rules for predicting lumbar drain outcome by analyzing overnight intracranial pressure. Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2012; 114:207-12.